Beyond The Gates has pretty much everything I look for in a festival, and so, once more I found myself changing aircrafts (Damn you, Finnair!) that were late, on my way to the wet and rain-filled soil of Bergen, second largest city in Norway and a personal favourite.. Read all!
If you’ve read the 2015 report, you’ll know what Midgardsblot is about; if you haven’t, here’s a short recap: A pagan/black/folk metal festival in Norway, located at ancient Viking (grave) mounds and partially inside of a reconstructed long hall, which not only offers musical shows, but also tours, lectures, a tattoo con, storytelling and games. […]
The notorious Oslo-based black metal outfit Sons of Balaur are ready to unleash a new track upon mankind, from their upcoming record ‘Tenebris Deos‘ (out 14th of October on Season of Mist). Let your ears be tortured by ‘Succubus Slut‘ below! You can pre-order the album here!
As an e-zine crew we have become professional festival attendees. Everyone has their favourite: from Party San to Wacken Open Air, but what we encountered in Horten, Norway last year during the Midgardsblot festival, was quite a different and extraordinary experience altogether. Organiser Runa Luna calls it ‘the magic of Midgardsblot’, but what is this […]
Ihsahn is a bit like wine. We buy wine, gift-wrap it, talk and brag endless about its’ taste. Some may elect to store it and consume at a later date. This may lead to an assortment of bottles, and voila: we can choose to leave certain special bottles in (conditioned) storage just a little longer. […]
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Norway’s leading extreme metal bands Enslaved. Metal-Exposure talked with founder and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson about the group’s long and successful career.. Read all!
A few lucky ones have been able to see Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá live on Roadburn or perhaps in Norway. For the others, the prayers have been answered and this unique Enslaved/Wardruna cooperation will be released on the self-titled record, via Season of Mist on March 11, worldwide. We are glad to host […]
Today we have a special song to stream for you: Urgehal‘s – The Iron Children from the upcoming and last chapter Aeons in Sodom. The Norwegian black metal formation will dedicate their last epos to founding member Trondr Nefas, who passed away in May 2012. Half of the material on ‘Aeons in Sodom’ was written […]
When a previous record of a band is close to perfection in your opinion, the follow-up has some high expectations to live up to. This was the case with the previous record of the progressive Norwegian metal band Borknagar and their upcoming release: Winter Thrice. The enthralling effort Urd ended up high on the year […]